Having grown by 800% between 2004 and 2014, MSC Cruises is today the market leading cruise company in the Mediterranean, South Africa and Brazil. MSC Cruises sails year-round in the Mediterranean, and offers a wide range of seasonal itineraries in Northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, Cuba and Antilles, South America, South Africa, and Dubai.
Whether new ship or old, MSC Cruises emphasizes a strongly Mediterranean-influenced ambience. For the most part, its ships traverse the Med (winter and summer) and are geared to European travellers. But the line has made a major commitment to not only sail elsewhere (South America, Canada/New England, the Caribbean, South Africa, the Gulf), but also to expand its passenger base to include English-speaking travellers. In fact, the line is so committed to expansion, it has deployed one of its newest ships, MSC Divina, to sail full-time from Miami. Likewise, the company will put MSC Seaside, a ship the company has said is designed for warm weather, in Miami, from which it will sail year-round.